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'Warm Bodies': Teresa Palmer and Nicholas Hoult turn into action stars -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

Zom rom com Warm Bodies featured a lot of sweet and funny teen romance moments but also plenty of post-apocalyptic action scenes. When production transitioned into those run-from-zombies sequences near the end of the shoot, Australian actress Teresa Palmer, who plays Julie, had to get into action star mode.

Below check out an EW exclusive video from Warm Bodies’ Blu-ray extras (out tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4) that features Palmer recollecting the taxing transition into the production’s action sequences.

Then read on for more from Palmer about the making of Warm Bodies and Australian drama Wish You Were Here, where she plays one of four friends who embark on a vacation-gone-wrong in southeast Asia. Following its premiere at Sundance in 2012, Wish You Were Here opens in U.S. theaters this Friday, June 7. The 27-year-old actress also told EW about her work on Terrence Malick’s upcoming film, Knight of Cups, and how it inspired her to make her own cinéma vérité project that will complete production in late August. READ FULL STORY

'To the Wonder' new trailer has us longing for love alongside Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams -- VIDEO

Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, much like Tree of Life, will likely divide moviegoers. The first trailer for the film, starring Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko, was beautifully shot and thought provoking as Barden’s priest character discussed opening yourself up to love. The few details known about the actual story are that it involves a man, Neil (Affleck), torn between two women: Marina (Kurylenko), “the European woman who moved to the United States to be with him, and Jane (McAdams), the old flame from his hometown whom he reconnects with when his relationship with Marina starts to fray.”

In the new preview, it seems Malick has — no surprise — opted not to disclose more details about the plot, instead selling viewers a beautiful fantasy, with a trailer that could easily be mistaken for a highly stylized perfume ad. “You fear your love has died,” Bardem intones via voiceover. “Perhaps it’s waiting to be transformed into something higher.” The music then swells as we see dreamy shots of them all laughing, loving, and frolicking in the grass.

Watch the new trailer below: READ FULL STORY

Terrence Malick's 'To the Wonder': New poster features Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko and the 'wonder' of the title -- EXCLUSIVE

The 2013 awards season is behind us, but the Oscars’ man of the hour isn’t about to disappear from the spotlight. Ben Affleck will next be on the big screen in just over a month, in Terrence Malick’s follow-up to his Academy Award-nominated Tree of Life.

EW has an exclusive poster for the To the Wonder, another dreamy, mystical installment in Malick’s collection of films that have amassed a cult following since he first hit the art-film scene in the 1970s. His latest features Affleck as Neil, a man torn between two women: Marina (Olga Kurylenko), the European woman who moved to the United States to be with him, and Jane (Rachel McAdams), the old flame from his hometown whom he reconnects with when his relationship with Marina starts to fray.

This new one-sheet features Affleck and Kurylenko embracing in front of Mont Saint-Michel, the small, rocky island that inspired the film’s title: Located off the coast of Normandy, France, Mont Saint-Michel is often called “The Wonder of the Western World.” Check out the poster below. READ FULL STORY

'To the Wonder' featurettes give glimpses of Terrence Malick's process, none of Malick himself -- VIDEO

According to Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, and Olga Kurylenko, making a Terrence Malick movie is sort of like watching a Terrence Malick movie. It’s a dreamy, uncertain, unpredictable experience that seems simultaneously transformative and frustrating… and even the film’s stars have no idea what’s going on most of the time. As Kurylenko explains in the first of these two behind-the-scenes featurettes, “When we work with him, we have a feeling that we don’t know what we are doing. But actually, he knows exactly. I think he knows perfectly.”

It’s tough to know that for sure, though, since Malick himself never shows up in these shorts. Instead, they feature everyone from Affleck to production designer Jack Fisk talking about Malick’s genius and his unorthodox methods (To the Wonder had no actual script; to prepare for the film, Kurylenko was asked to read Anna Karenina, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Idiot). They’re sort of reminiscent of that scene from Mean Girls in which a gaggle of high schoolers try to explain the entity that is Regina George — except this time, Regina George herself is one of the starstruck interviewees. Prepare yourself to enter the metaphysical plane by watching the videos below.


'To the Wonder' trailer: Terrence Malick tackles love, spirituality, symbolic cornfields

The ever-mysterious Terrence Malick returns in April with To the Wonder, and based on the first trailer, the film doubles down on everything you either loved or despised about Tree of Life. There are lovingly swooping shots of nature juxtaposed with highly formalized shots of contemporary cityscapes; there are young lovers running through various fields; there is poetical narration which sounds variously like a love poem and a eulogy.

In this case, the narration comes from Javier Bardem, who plays a priest. The film also stars Ben Affleck as a human male, and Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko as two human females who apparently fall in love with Affleck. It pointedly does not star Rachel Weisz. But it does star nature. And isn’t nature in all of us? And aren’t we all therefore united in the divine? And therefore are we not all Rachel Weisz? Anyhow, this looks awesome. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY

Toronto: Terrence Malick's 'To the Wonder,' starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams, is gorgeously mystical, but too much of it is the twee of life

Terrence Malick made two marvelous movies in the ’70s, Badlands (1973) and Days of Heaven (1978), and partly because he then pulled a Garbo and didn’t direct another movie for 20 years, he developed a highly rarefied fan base that became a cult of reverence. To be a Malick appreciator meant that you placed him in a very special ’70s-art showcase. He was a pantheon of one. And when he returned as a filmmaker in the late ’90s, with the mystical war movie The Thin Red Line (1998), the mystical anthro-kitsch culture-clash love story The New World (2005), and then — to me — the mystical masterpiece The Tree of Life (2011), he’d become a very different kind of filmmaker. In many ways, his mature style — ethereal, incantatory, with a soundtrack woven out of whispers and classical music — seemed as much of a response to his cult as the cult was to him. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Michael Fassbender set to play rock star in 'Frank.' Plus: Jim Carrey joins 'Kick-Ass 2'

Jim Carrey has joined Kick-Ass 2 as Colonel Stars, who joins the motley crew of vigilante masked heroes sparked by the titular green-suited star (Aaron Johnson). Carrey joins Johnson, Chloë Grace MoretzChristopher Mintz-Plasse, and Donald FaisonJeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) is directing from his script. [Deadline/Twitter]

• Jason Clarke (Lawless) will play Abraham Lincoln’s father Tom Lincoln in the The Green Blade Rises, the Terrence Malick-produced biopic about the childhood and adolescent years of the 16th President of the United States. Diane Kruger will play Abe’s stepmother, Sarah. Regular Malick collaborator A.J. Edwards is writing and directing. [Deadline]

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Rachel Weisz says she was cut from Terrence Malick's 'To the Wonder'


Movie making can be fickle, twisty business, and when it comes to The Tree of Life director Terrence Malick, what he films is not necessarily what ends up on the screen when his movies hit theaters.

Rachel Weisz told Italian outlet La Stampa that her part in Malick’s upcoming romantic drama To The Wonder, starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko and Rachel McAdams, had been cut. “I had the experience of working with him, but I will not have the pleasure of seeing my work,” said the brunette actress. Reportedly smaller roles involving Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen and Amanda Peet were also cut.

Robert Redford and Terrence Malick highlight Venice Film Festival slate

The Venice Film Festival announced its lineup today, and it has something for everyone: Hollywood A-listers, Disney Channel darlings, a host of foreign films, a Dragon Tattoo alumna — and that’s just what’s in competition for the Golden Lion trophy.

Notable premieres include Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, which stars Redford as a Weather Underground member exposed by a young reporter (Shia LaBeouf), and Spring Breakers, a film about restaurant-robbing college girls that stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and James Franco. Rachel McAdams shows up twice, first alongside Noomi Rapace in Brian De Palma’s thriller Passion, and also opposite Ben Affleck in Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder.


Casting Net: Kevin Hart signs on to Brat Pack remake 'About Last Night.' Plus: Freida Pinto, Cloris Leachman, Jackie Chan

• Photos from the set of writer-director Terrence Malick‘s Knight of Cups have revealed that Slumdog Millionaire‘s Freida Pinto has joined the cast, seemingly as a love interest for star Christian Bale. Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, and Imogen Poots costar. [IndieWire/The Playlist]

Cloris Leachman has joined Raging Bull II, the bizarre prequel/sequel to Martin Scorsese’s 1980 classic about real-life boxer Jake LaMotta for which neither Scorsese nor Oscar-winning star Robert DeNiro have any involvement. Instead, William Forsythe plays the aged LaMotta after the events of the earlier film, and Mojean Aria plays the younger LaMotta before the events of the earlier film. Joe MontegnaPaul Sorvino, Penelope Ann Miller, and Natasha Henstridge costar, and Martin Guigui, co-writer and co-producer of Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!, is directing. Can’t. Wait. [Deadline] 

• Jackie Chan will star in and produce an untitled English-language action comedy about a Chinese detective seeking an American who owes a debt to a Macau casino. [THR]

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